Travel In Bogota, Colombia

Finding The Charm In Bogota

July 3, 2011, Bogota, Colombia: Bogota is a big, flat city of urban sprawl that boasts an impressive Spanish colonial old town.

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

A couple of months ago, friends in Panama City told us about their recent visit to Bogota. You've got to go see it, they told us, your next trip to Colombia. It's worth the trip, they assured us.

Driving the 45 minutes from the airport to our hotel the night we arrived, I wondered. We must be passing through the not worthwhile part of the city, I told myself. Block after block after block of low-rise near-tenement buildings covered with graffiti, trash floating around the streets and the sidewalks, everything dark and dreary.


Productive Land Investment In Brazil

Plantation Profits

July 1, 2011: Here’s a low cost of entry productive asset investment opportunity in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Fortaleza, Brazil

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

About a month ago, I wrote to tell you about a group I know in Fortaleza, Brazil, that is offering an agricultural investment opportunity I believe is interesting even for the small investor. The minimum capital requirement is low, and the risks aren't extreme. Plus (and this is important), they've eliminated at least one of my big concerns related to investing in Brazil--that is, getting your money out of the country when you decide you want to.


Travel In Bogota, Colombia

Medellin Versus Bogota

June 30, 2011, Bogota, Colombia:

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We slept beneath a heavy blanket last night and donned jackets to walk across the courtyard to breakfast this morning.

Bogota sits at 8,600 feet altitude. The climate in Medellin is pleasant, almost never too hot or too cold. Here in Bogota, there's a chill in the air evenings and mornings. You'd want central heat in your home, I'd imagine.

Pleasant change for us coming from Panama City.


Property Purchase In Medellin

It's All Good In Medellin

June 29, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Medellin, Colombia, is an appealing and very affordable place to invest in an apartment for renovation.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

This week in Medellin has been a whirlwind of meetings as we have worked to pull together the pieces for our apartment purchase here...and to launch its renovation.

So far, it's all good news. Our real estate agent, our attorney, our banker, and even our seller have worked together cheerfully to accommodate paperwork and other delays on our end. As of this morning, the ownership structure is in place, the money has arrived in the country, and closing is imminent.


Residency In Uruguay

Moving Targets

June 28, 2011, Montevideo, Uruguay: In response to a tripling of applications in the past two years, Uruguay has implemented more stringent requirements and procedures for foreign residency applicants.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"'I hereby update you on the status of your permanent residency application with Uruguay's immigration department (DNM),' began the letter from my Montevideo attorney," writes friend Taylor White.


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Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

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